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This meeting took place in 2002

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Protein Phosphorylation and Mechanisms of Cellular Regulation (X2)

Organizer(s) Natalie G. Ahn and Gary L. Johnson
March 5—10, 2002
Taos Convention Center (meeting only) • Taos, New Mexico USA
Abstract Deadline: Nov 5, 2001
Late Abstract Deadline:
Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 4, 2002

Sponsored by Amgen Inc.

Summary of Meeting:
This meeting will focus on the control of signal transduction and cell cycle control by phosphorylation and posttranslational modifications, featuring pathways which are well studied and new mechanisms which are emerging. One aim is to report new concepts and discoveries on mechanisms for cellular regulation by signaling molecules, as well as creative approaches towards the design and development of highly specific inhibitors for these targets. Our goal is to provide investigators and students with a broad yet comprehesive understanding of new discoveries in this field using biochemical, structural and genetic strategies. A second aim is to promote novel experimental approaches for participants to use in their research. Plenary talks will highlight innovative strategies towards problems in signal transduction, including monitoring global cellular responses by genomics, proteomics and database mining, new strategies for protein engineering, and fluorescence based assays for monitoring signal transduction in single cells. A workshop will also be held on practical aspects of applying genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics to research problems. The meeting will be held jointly with a Keystone Symposium on "Wnt and Beta-catenin Signaling in Development and Disease", which discusses mechanisms by which the Wnt signaling pathway is regulated, ranging from basic research to clinical applications. Participants can choose between concurrent talks in each program, and two evening sessions will be held jointly, providiing a venue to learn perspectives at the forefront of each discipline, and to establish new contacts and collaborations.

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Scholarship / Award Information


Keystone Symposia is offering scholarships of up to 1,200 USD to Students and Postdoctoral fellows. These scholarships are to be used to help defray the expenses associated with conference attendance, including airfare (restrictions may apply based on funding source), ground transportation, lodging costs, and a portion of meeting registration. Receipts will be required to receive reimbursement.

Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be used as the basis for awarding the scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the quality of science of the abstract and the relevance of the abstract to the conference topic. Only one application per abstract is accepted. Only one award per lab will be allocated.


To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be:

A graduate student or postdoctoral fellow currently enrolled in an academic institute at the start of the meeting for which you are applying. Note: a graduate student is defined as a student who is studying for a higher degree at an academic institution. A postdoctoral fellow is defined as an individual with a Ph.D., M.D., or DVM degree who is engaged in a temporary period of mentored research and/or scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue their desired career path, and is within 6 years of these degrees.

Review Criteria

Criteria for Abstract Review:

  1. Relevance to the meeting topic
  2. Significance of the scientific question and results
  3. Style
    • Organization (e.g. the abstract has a clear beginning, middle and end)
    • Grammar and spelling
  4. Clarity of scientific presentations
    • Clear question or hypothesis
    • Sufficient background
    • The experimental approach and rationale for the approach are clear
    • The results are clearly presented
    • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

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